Black Roe

4.4
409 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Global, International
Black Roe in the heart of Mayfair, brings the finest Pacific Rim cuisine. The intimate restaurant is backed by Kurt Zdesar owner of the successful Chotto Matte in Soho.
The 60 seat restaurant, feature moody grey walls and distressed luxury touches such as worn wood and leather.
Black Roe's crowning glory is Poke Bar at the front of the restaurant, where an expert chef serves up raw fish with a Pacific slant alongside other fresh seafood and oysters. Centre stage takes Poke, a Hawaiian marinated raw fish dish with fresh, exotic flavours.
The Grill serves sustainable meats cooked on a Kiawe wood grill. Cocktails and a wide selection of wines by the glass are also served at the relaxed bar.
Downstairs feature is a large chef's table for up to 20 guests that leads into the centre of the open kitchen and is lined by tanks filled with the freshest live seafood.

Specials

Black Monday: 5 courses for £29.50 and half price cocktails

Black Monday menu only – a la carte not available.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: January 21, 2019

Ends: May 25, 2019

Availability: Mon 12:00PM-2:45PM 6:00PM-10:45PM

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Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Sat 1:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM

What 409 People Are Saying
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AB
London
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Certainly one of the best places to eat in London. It's stylish with great decor, but the service is genuine and extremely smooth. It has a wonderfully varied menu that offers outstanding poke (try the salmon - delicious!), fantastic twists on sushi and sashimi (tuna tacos were flavoursome and delicate), and heartier main meals such as black bean beef. The beef was tender as candy floss and served in bite-size cubes on a plate, drizzled in sauce. It was rich, but the portion size is perfect and you aren't overwhelmed. We love Black Roe. Love it!

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KM
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Quite a quirky place. The Tuna Tataki was incredible! Food was good, had the crazy pancake dessert would have been better if the pancakes were fresh and not from the freezer/fridge. The tables for two in between the restaurant were too big, we felt too far away from each other, and I think the staff feel it too, especially since the waiters had been knocking out the guest sitting behind us apparently for the “fifth time” 😂. Bathrooms are too dark and need to be a bit more cleaner please. Would be great if you’d offer stools or bag clip table hangers.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food, definitely recommend. The Bramble cocktail was amazing too.!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was absolutely fantastic. We were greeted with such warmth. The waiters were very attentive and gave detailed responses when we asked for their recommendations. Everything from the lamb right down to the kale was superb. Lovely atmosphere. A hidden gem!

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NK
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, very tasty food, would definitely go back

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AA
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s got a good location, but the menu is a bit all over the place. The size of the poke is a bit laughable given it’s mostly rice compared to the cost. Then the main grill dishes are also very small, such that really they should not be separated from the appetiser plates. I think the place struggled to find its unique selling point.

Cocktails were nice, although the staff did seem a bit pushy about us having more. Otherwise they were amiable enough, not particularly great at explaining.

It was fine to visit but would not go to again unless the menu is tightened up.

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CT
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Only thing to complain was that we found it hard to talk due to the music volume...that could be durned down

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AH
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great, also the service, very attentively. We always go with the taco as starter and the spicy edamame, and than the share plates (starter) and as main course the poke bowle.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great service and venue but the food was underwhelming. I wouldn't plan on going back.

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B
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A chance find, but turns out to be amazing. Absolutely delicious poke dish, good size for appetizers so we can try a few dishes and share. The ambience is unique with good music. The service was attentive and nice without being too much or too little. Overall a very enjoyable night out with delicious food for my wife and me.

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FW
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service. Would recommend this for foodies and romance

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very quick & friendly service and the food was absolutely delicious, I’ll definitely be going back to try a few more things from the menu !

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GP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and service just right. Our only criticism was the music. Having viewed photos online prior to attending I thought the restaurant would have a slightly darkened and romantic ambience with low level background music that you weren’t really aware of. However it was bright and had loud electronic music with a fast beat that subconsciously made me feel rushed as I was eating and in my opinion didn’t fit the venue at all. I was really looking forward to the special occasion as I had booked a slightly more expensive restaurant to have a romantic valentines evening with my partner but actually left feeling disappointed because of the atmosphere. The food was really good but was overshadowed by the unexpected surroundings.

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place, awesome food and a great atmosphere

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AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food compliments to the Chefs 👩‍🍳 Would recommend

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AD
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and super helpful service. Fun evening!

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WR
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Service was great. Ambiance great. Quality overall great.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend the Lobster Mac Cheese and the Cocktails are unreal!

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DL
London
26 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, fabulous food beautifully served. Seems to be a Mayfair flavour of the month and rightly. Noise level fine hope right box ticked. Deserves to be a massive success.

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B
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly lovely staff. Great cocktails and always enjoy the food. Really fab evening.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall the evening experience was good. We were greeted and the waitress who looked after us for the most part was very attentive and helpful.
There was an unfortunate mix up with the dishes ordered from the menu being given to the wrong members of our party of seven by a waiter but this was cleared up and we were not charged for this.
I would definitely go back to Black Roe and would recommend them to others.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good tastes, nicely done dishes, polite service but the food was a little overpriced and the drinks super expensive. How can they sell a small glass of Malbec for £14, or a regular negroni for £13. Also, a small lobster filled with a small portion of mac and cheese was £38 - totally not worth it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great tasting food and the ambience was also fantastic. Music was maybe a little too loud but not a big problem, however the prices for the little size of the portions was quite expensive.

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Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our starters didn’t come and neither did our sides that we ordered

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service.
The waiter was really attentive to our needs and seems genuinely passionate about the food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food! Tried the taste menu and was surprised by how delicious the foods are and the quantity as well.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Amazing staters and love the Lobster Mac & Cheese! They have changed presentation and ingredients for some of the dishes since my last visit however still very tasty.

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L
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The lobster mac and cheese was really good, it looked big but it wasn't the biggest portion. I got their version of pina colada but wasn't a fan, it didn't taste of coconut at all. My partner ordered the lamb chops, but the portion was tiny and seasoning was basic - based on the price and how tiny it was they can include a side, but there was an additional charge to even make it a meal (ordering a side).
The seating was not the best either, as it was cramped and the tables were way too big, difficult to make conversation over the loud music.
Overall, was not impressed and will not return, but if you are going to visit I would recommend ordering the lobster mac and cheese.

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Nuremberg
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Essen OK, viel frittiert, es fehlt vielleicht etwas Raffinesse, für meinen Geschmack. Service sehr gut. Ambiente cool, dunkel, relativ laut. Alles in Allem in Ordnung, man darf nur nicht zu viel erwarten.

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FM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Atmosphere was fantastic. One of my favourite restaurants in London at the moment!

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RC
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. It was a bit expensive though.

The lobster mac and cheese tasted very nice. Though when they say it’s a whole lobster with mac and cheese. I’m pretty sure it was just the whole outer shell and not all of what you usually get when you deshell the thing.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was in town alone for the date, and chose to eat there because I love Japanese. The staff was very friendly, the food was not my favorite at all. And I didn’t feel it was worth the price for one person, especially since I didn’t particularly like it.

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SO
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I’d definitely come here again, the food was amazing. Loved the vibe music is loud. Service needs help though, a lot of mistakes. But overall I really enjoyed the evening and would recommend it especially for a birthday.

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OL
London
44 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place, the food was amazing, we had a good sampling of quite a few of the dishes and all of them were delicious! Ambiance was very vibrant whilst atill remaining fairly intimate. Would definitely be back at Blackroe

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L
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Had a great pre-Christmas meal with my dad. Enjoyed one of the tasting menus (scallops were the absolute best!). Great wine and nice service. We did feel a little rushed at the end (even though we were early) - but I'd still come back.
My dad (50+) found the venue to be a little dark and had some trouble reading the menu, which funnily seemed to be the case for others near us too (lots of phone flashlights coming out)- however I did not see this as an issue.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ! Everything is perfect .. and the service was very helpful ..❤️

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GS
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always food is great and service is great but always brace myself when the bill comes.....will return again as I always do but once I have paid for the last visit

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Food excellent. Staff very helpful.
All good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, will be back very soon, the lobster mac and cheese is unreal

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved the atmosphere at Black Roe! The food they offer is also very unique!!! Definitely recommend it for a girly night out or even date night!

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